Sunday, March 02, 2014

Radiothon 2014 -- Week #2 -- 3/2/2014

My mother -- Eleanor Orlomoski --
answering the phone, as always.
Radiothon 2014 is history for us at Bluegrass Cafe.  Hooray!  While we were unable to reach our station-set goal of $2,400 during the two weeks of Radiothon, we certainly came pretty close :  $2,050.  Not too bad, huh?  

We are extremely grateful to the folks who called us both today and last Sunday, and to the fine volunteers who helped us by answering phones:  fellow WHUS Bluegrass DJs James Ward and his mom, Cathy Ward, Red House host John Veseskis, perennial helpers, Clyde Proch and Scott Farrar, and my mother, Eleanor Orlomoski.  Thanks, everyone!  

During the first Sunday of Radiothon, our most popular premium (or, thank you gift) was the brand new recording by Ralph StanleyRalph Stanley II called "Side By Side."  Today's most popular premium was still Ralph, but this time, it was music recorded more than 40 years ago by Ralph & the Clinch Mountain Boys, and is featured on the 4-CD box set from Rebel, "Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973."  Fabulous music!  
Clyde took a moment to stop answering
the phones so that he could enjoy hearing a bit of
Danny Paisley...

UCONN Baseball delayed the beginning of our show today until about 4:40, and the game totally wiped out the second Sunday of the Red Rooster Party Radiothon.  As Jim wanted to offer RRP premiums today, we set aside a few songs today from some of the performers you might normally hear on a Red Rooster Party, including Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family, the Golden Gate Quartet, and Hank Williams.  If you enjoy that sort of rootsy music, be sure to listen to RRP when you can.  On Sundays when there are no sports broadcasts, you can hear RRP from 1-4PM.

BIG THANKS once again to EVERYONE who made a pledge to support WHUS during Radiothon, especially those who supported Bluegrass Cafe!  We know our listeners are The Best -- thanks for proving that once again in 2014!  


  • Spinney Brothers / Big Marshall / No Borders / Mountain Fever
  • The Big Burnsville Jail / Marty Raybon & Full Circle / The Back Forty / Rural Rhythm
  • I'm Leaving You This Lonesome Song / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • Roll On Big Mama / The Grascals / When I Get My Pay / Mountain Home
  • Big Eyed Rabbit / Adam Steffey / New Primitive / Organic Records
  • I'm Blue / Flatt Lonesome / Flatt Lonesome / Pisgah Ridge
  • Ridin' That Midnight Train / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Over The Hills To The Poorhouse / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1961-1972 / Rebel
  • Rain And Snow / Del McCoury / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Where Dear Friends Will Never Part / Front Porch String Band / Hills Of Alabam  / Rebel
  • The Crooked Miles / Laure Lewis with Tom Rozum & Nina Gerber / One Evening In May / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Money In The Bank / Lonesome River Band / Chronology, Volume 3 / Rurual Rhythm
  • Laura Jean / Lonesome  River Band / Chronology, Volume 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • The Game I Can't Win / Lonesome River Band / Chronology, Volume 2 / Rural Rhythm
  • Sophronie / Jimmy Martin / Songs Of A Freeborn Man / CMH
  • Blue Yodel #1 (T For Texas) / Jimmie Rodgers / The Essential Jimmie Rodgers / RCA
  • My Clinch Mountain Home / Carter Family / Can The Circle Be Unbroken / Columbia
  • Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho / Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Gate Quartet, v. 5 (1945-1949) / Document Records
  • Move It On Over / Hank Williams / 24 Of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits / Mercury
  • Oh Ye Must Be Born Again / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Fiddlin' Will / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roads Well Traveled / Mountain Home
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Gonna Paint The Town / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Where I'm Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Don't Let Me Love Get In The Way / Sideline / Session 1 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Buzzin' With Buzz / Tom Mindte / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent Music

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